Easy nature craft for kids: Decorated Easter rocks!

Painted Rock Easter Egg Craft

Hi, I’m Krissy from B.Inspired Mama. I was so excited when Jadah invited me to share an easy nature craft idea for kids with you. I thought I’d let you in on one of our Easter painting activities.

I love Easter, but I’m not crazy about decorating eggs. I would be if I could keep them forever– without having to blow them out. Because I just haven’t gotten that figured out yet. So we decorated rocks this year instead. They turned out pretty cute, and we get to keep them forever, too.

Nature Craft Idea: Painted Rock as Easter Eggs

First, we went on an egg hunt; an egg-shaped rock hunt that is.

Kids collecting rocks with buckets
Then we washed them up good and let them dry overnight.  (This took hours and might have been even more fun for my daughter, Priscilla, than painting them!)

washing rock collection

Paint Rocks with Q-tip Cotton Swabs

I put a coat of pastel spray paint on them and let them dry.  Then we went to town adding patterns and color with our cotton swabs and bright paint!
Painted Rock Easter Egg Activity

Krissy is a former art teacher turned full time mama of 3. Blogging at B.Inspired Mama allows her to connect other moms with simple ideas for kid-friendly arts and craftseasy recipes, and preschool learning fun.

What Easter activities do you have planned?

Do you decorate Easter eggs? What’s your favorite Easter craft? Have you checked out these other creative Easter ideas here and here?

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4 Responses to Easy nature craft for kids: Decorated Easter rocks!

  1. Krissy @ B.Inspired Mama April 3, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Thanks for having me, Jadah! It’s an honor to be guest posting on such a wonderful blog.

  2. Popo Joy April 3, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    I love this idea! I am a huge rock lover. Making these little pieces of holiday art that last forever creates keepsakes.

    Thanks for sharing Krissy’s creative and fun great idea.

  3. Marieke April 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm #

    Love the idea!! How creative! I think we may do some painting around here this week 🙂

  4. Shirley B. January 17, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    I was just browsing, all my chicks are grown and have their own, but I love to “look”.. Just came across a great idea for the community that I live in. We are required to have a good-sized rock on our porch for paper flyers, monthly newsletters etc. (My rock is about the size of a mans fist, and quite heavy. (does the job) nothing blows away)
    I am going to personalize my rock!! will be fun, and I will see if I can get some more of us interested in a fun project. Like your crafts!!

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